Coronavirus: Symptomatic on arrival? You’ll go straight into a Quarantine Facility

Coronavirus: Symptomatic on arrival? You’ll go straight into a Quarantine Facility

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The Ministry of Health has now implemented its new testing requirements for people that arrive from the United Kingdom and the United States.

New implementations of testing came into effect at 11:49 pm on December 31 of 2020.

Arrivals from the United Kingdom or United States are now required to undergo a COVID-19 test on day 0 (on arrival) or within 24 hours of being at a managed isolation facility.


New arrivals will have to stay in their rooms while test results become available for the virus if it is positive or negative.

The Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins announced today that from January 15, anyone returning from the United States and United Kingdom would have to receive a negative test result of the virus before they can depart to New Zealand.

“The Ministry of Health continues to monitor overseas developments very closely through the holiday period,” said the Ministry to thisquality.

Day 0/1 testing was added and pre-departure COVID-19 tests for anyone travelling from the countries described.

The Ministry is taking these steps to protect New Zealanders for the future as an extra precautionary due to the new UK Variant found to be in managed isolation, thisquality reports.

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